Saturday, September 12, 2009


Once there was a king. He had conquered all this earth & was the supreme king of the earth. One day while he was roaming around near his palace, he saw a monk/fakir who was having something very shining in his hand. The king enquired from the monk, which jewel it is & how it is shining so bright? Somehow the monk did not wanted to tell anything about it to the king so he took some dust & threw it on that shining thing & all the bright shine was gone & it appeared to be a stone. At this the king again enquired from the monk what it is & how all the shine has gone just due to sprinkling of some dust on it. At this the monk told the king that it is a jewel just like the human eye. Human eye has all the power to see all things clearly & is always shining but if veil of dust comes upon it then the whole vision is blurred & one cannot see things properly.

Similar to the above is our situation as we are not able to see the true nature of our self & this world. We say that we are this body but one day this body perishes. We don't believe that we are immortal soul but we are born again & again after death, as your soul cannot die ever. Our inner eye or intellect is covered with the dust of ignorance & we don't see things as it is. Our intelligence is covered with ignorance, just like a mirror is covered by the dust & you are not able to see your face properly in it.

We all need to introspect & see where our thinking is right in understanding our self. Let's not cover our mind & intellect with a veil of ignorance but try to see things in right perspective. Below verse of Bhagwat Gita tells about how our mind & intellect is covered with the veil of ignorance. Let's clear this veil with the knowledge of the self (soul) & see properly. Then you shall be able to see that you are that immortal soul which is part & parcel of the Universal Soul (God). When you shall be firm in faith that you are immortal soul, then death shall cease to exist for you as death is of a body & not yourself who is an immortal soul.

"dhumenavriyate vahnir
yathadarso malena cha
yatholbenavrto garbhas
tatha tenedam avrtam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Three verse 38)

"Sri Krishna said: As fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust, or as the embryo is covered by the womb, so the knowledge of living entity is similarly covered by different degrees of this (desire)."

"na jayate mriyate va kadacin
nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah
ajo nityah sasvato ’yam purano
na hanyate hanyamane sarire" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 20)

"Sri Krishna said: The soul is never born nor dies at any time. Soul has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. Soul is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. Soul is not slain when the body is slain."

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